The Sherman Police Department's intention is to partner with the community members that have been diagnosed with cognitive disorders and the caretakers responsible for their safety and well being and to assist during emergencies and times of crisis. The goal is to work together to protect your loved ones.
Discovering you or a family member has been diagnosed with a cognitive disorder can cause immense stress. The Sherman Police Department hopes to alleviate some of that stress by implementing Project H.E.L.P. Our intention is to partner with the community members and their caretakers to assist during emergency situations. When a community member is enrolled in Project H.E.L.P. and is reported as missing, in danger or in need of medical assistance, this valuable information will be used to provide an elevated level of understanding and care.
Those in our community with cognitive disorders are encouraged to complete the Project H.E.L.P. application with the help of a caretaker if necessary. In the event that community member is unable to complete the application online or print the application at home (if they choose to do the paper form), they are encouraged to contact the Sherman Police Department Communications Center to have an application printed for them to pick up at their convenience. When the application has been completed, it should be returned to the Sherman Police Department Communications Center. A current photograph of the applicant, including photograph(s) of any scars, distinguishing marks and/or tattoos must be provided. If the community member is unable to provide photo(s), the Sherman Police Department personnel can assist by taking digital photographs when the application is submitted. A signed and notarized release form is required and will be provided when the application is returned. Please check with Sherman Police Communications personnel before your arrival to ensure there is a notary on duty to assist you. Sherman Police Department provides complementary notary service for this program.
To complete the Project H.E.L.P. application online, use this link (online application).
To complete the Project H.E.L.P. in paper form, use this link (download application form).
In the event that the community member was last seen outside the City limits, Sherman Police Department can share relevant information, including the photograph(s), with the law enforcement entity in that jurisdiction for the lawful purpose of protecting the community member.
If you need further assistance or have any questions, please contact the Sherman Police Department Communications Center at 903-892-7290, Option 1.